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Perspectives March 2015: Let’s Talk About Benches

We had two fantastic events earlier this month, both featuring Jay Walljasper, a writer and speaker from Minneapolis, and benches caught the attention of our elected officials and other community leaders, as well as and Dig In attendees. A few highlights from Jay’s talks with common-sense keys to building More


Building and Serving Community through a Garden: The Wedge

In 2012 when Shamsa Visone and her husband were preparing to move from California to the Triangle, it was actually the Wedge Community Garden that brought her to her new neighborhood in Raleigh. She knew she wanted to be part of a communal garden, one without individual plots, where More


The City and Transportation as Classroom: Exploris School

For the students of The Exploris School in downtown Raleigh, walking around town and/or riding public transportation buses is a daily part of their experiential learning.  “When the students are walking downtown, it’s not only healthy for them, but they learn so much from interacting with adults daily, from More


Perspectives (February 2015)

Two weeks ago I had the pleasure of having dinner at Irregardless Cafe on the 40th anniversary of Arthur Gordon opening the restaurant. His wife Anya has joined him in running it for the last 17 years. A few new members of the newly-formed Capital Area Food Network made More


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